HIGH STREET HEROES: NEXT
Why Next’s SS16 kids’ collections make holiday packing a breeze
At Fussy Bird we do love new and unique brands and champion them regularly. But there’s no escaping how fabulous our Great British high street is, and we like to mix and match original brands with classic great-value separates from some of our high-street favourites.
However, these days, it’s not just underwear and layering pieces we head to the high street for, as there are some fantastic collections out there for kids right now, with some truly beautiful designs. Case in point: Next SS16.
Next’s current drop for younger children is a delight. Aside from the classic cuts, imaginative detailing and super-washable fabrics – as well as the mix-and-match colour palettes that make capsule-wardrobing (and packing) a breeze – this season’s collections are a burst of summery joy.
For the girls, the ranges we’re particularly taken with are Wisteria (a pretty selection of embroidered tops and floral dresses), Resort (a cool safari-style mix of khaki, palm prints and denim) and Padstow (a seaside story of nautical pieces: think casual layering, knits, shorts, vest and skirts in ice-cream shades).
For the boys we like Maui (sunny beach-side brights of lime, pink and blue in shorts, tees and shirts), Laguna Blue (a cool mix of stripes, checks and denim in ocean shades), Capri (a smart-casual mix of reds, blues and greens in checked shirts, chinos and Bretons) and Travel Blog (an easy-wear collection of hoodies, jeans, bomber jackets and khakis, with the cutest vehicle-print detailing).
We could quite happily select one range for each child, buy it all up, pack it in a case and head off on our summer holidays. That’s how easy they’ve made it. Check out the pieces that made our cut below, and see the new collections for yourselves at next.co.uk.
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